NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Age Limit, Qualification, Marks Required
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022 - The National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the NEET qualification guidelines 2022 for medical aspirants. NEET 2022 eligibility criteria specify the required percentile, nationality, age limit, etc to appear for the exam, which must be fulfilled by every candidate. Any latest announcement on NEET 2022 eligibility criteria will be updated here after release.
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Aspirants must go through NEET eligibility criteria 2022 before filling the application form for the same. It is to be noted that no aspirant will be allowed to fill the NEET 2022 application form if they fail to meet the prescribed legitimate criteria.
Graduate Medical Education, 1997 which was last amended in 2018 is the basis of NEET exam eligibility. Earlier, there were lots of restrictions on the NEET age limit and subjects as well as the type of school but as per the revised NEET eligibility criteria 2022, all those restrictions are now removed. However, the upper age limit criterion has been removed from the eligibility of NEET 2022 as has been the clause of open school students not being eligible.
NEET 2022 will be conducted for admissions to MBBS, BDS, Ayush, BSc nursing and other medical courses. Aspirants seeking more information regarding NEET 2022 eligibility criteria can check the article below to know the details about the conditions of admission, codes, qualifying criteria, NEET age limit and much more relevant information.
Who is eligible for NEET-UG 2022?
Citizens of India, Non-resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), and foreign nationals are eligible to appear for NEET 2022 exam. Aspirants who fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria of NEET and complete the application process within the stipulated date will be eligible for appearing for the undergraduate medical entrance test. Aspirants who wish to study medicine abroad but wish to come back to India for practice NEET are now mandatory for them also.
NEET Eligibility By NTA
Qualifying Exam for NEET 2022
NEET age limit 2022
Candidates must have completed 17 years as on December 31, 2022.
NEET Maximum Age Limit*
The decision on the upper age limit is pending, so, all candidates are provisionally eligible to apply for NEET 2022.
NEET eligibility marks 2022
The class 12 percentage required for NEET 2022 exam is separate for each category and can be listed as under. NEET eligibility marks in class 12 to be considered are aggregate marks only for PCB subjects
Maximum Number of Attempts for NEET
There are no restrictions on the maximum NEET attempt limit 2022.
Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals aspirants are eligible to apply
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022 for BSc Nursing Admission
Aspirants can check the latest eligibility criteria for students who want to take nursing admission through NEET scores.
Minimum age: Students should be 17 years as of December 31, 2022
Qualifying examination: Candidates should have passed Class 12 with physics, chemistry, biology and English as compulsory subjects
Minimum aggregate marks: General category aspirants must have passed the qualifying examination with 45% marks, while for SC/ST/OBC the minimum marks should be 40%
Reservation policy: 3% of the reservation will be provided to the Person with Disability (PwD) candidates.
NEET eligibility criteria 2022 - Know the qualifying examination codes
While filling the application form, aspirants have to select the NEET 2022 qualification codes for the qualifying examination. Aspirants should be aware of NEET qualifications codes by going through the table below.
NEET Qualifying Examination Codes 2022
Details of Qualifying Examination Codes for NEET 2022
Code 01: Candidates who will be appearing for their Class 12 board exam in 2022 and waiting for their board’s result have to choose this code. However, till the time of admission, such candidates must have qualified their class 12 as per the specified criterion, failing which they will become ineligible.
Code 02: Aspirants who are studying from the higher/senior secondary examination or Indian School Certificate Examination (ISCE) which is equivalent to the Class 12 examination and comes after a period of 12 years of study have to choose this code. As per the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), the last two years of this study must comprise science subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English as a core subject. Candidates who have qualified Class 12 in the year 2020 or before and have not pursued any other course after the completion of Class 12 have to choose this code.
Code 03: Aspirants who have successfully completed their Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognized body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and also English as a compulsory subject have to choose this code. The course should have a practical test in science subjects. Candidates whose class 12 or its equivalent qualifying examination is completed from a state board must also choose this code.
Code 04: Aspirants who have completed a Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology & English must have to choose this code while applying. The Pre-professional/Pre-medical examination shall include practical tests in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.
Code 05: With Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology as mandatory subjects, candidates who are pursuing the three years’ degree course from a recognized University and have qualified the first year including practical tests in each of the aforementioned subjects have to choose this code. Candidates must note that the qualifying exam here must be a University Examination and candidates should have passed the earlier qualifying examination namely 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology with English as a core course.
Code 06: With not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Bio-technology, candidates who have qualified the BSc Examination from an Indian recognized University must choose this code during the filling process of application. Further, they must have passed the earlier qualifying examination (10+2) with English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
Code 07: Aspirants who have qualified any other examination which in scope and standard (Last two years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology; which shall include practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, have to choose this code. Aspirants who have completed the qualifying examination from a foreign country are also required to fill in this code.
NEET Eligibility Criteria - Age Limit
The main concern of every aspirant regarding the NEET eligibility criteria 2022 is the age limit for appearing for the medical entrance test. Candidates must have completed 17 years of age either at the time of admission or else on or before December 31, 2022, as per the NEET 2022 eligibility criteria. The decision over the upper age limit for NEET exam eligibility has been challenged in the Supreme Court. Despite pending the court's judgment, candidates are allowed to appear for the exam and admissions.
Category-wise age criteria for NEET 2022
Date of birth for minimum age
For Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR)
Born on or before December 31, 2005
For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC Category
Qualifying Marks for NEET 2022
Candidates have to be qualified in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English individually in the qualifying examination which is 10+2 or equivalent, as per NEET 2022 eligibility criteria.
Candidates belonging from the Unreserved category must have scored a minimum required percentage of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology in their Class 12 or HSC examination.
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates should have scored 40% of passing marks in Class 12 in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology in aggregate in the qualifying examination.
Medical aspirants with locomotor disability of lower limbs must have secured a minimum of 45% marks for General-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology.
NEET Eligibility Criteria - Minimum Required Percentage
Aggregate marks required for NEET 2022
NEET 2022 eligibility criteria for NRI/Foreign students
Candidates who have completed their education from outside the country must fulfil the NEET eligibility criteria. The last examination which has to pass by NRI/Foreign students should be equivalent to Class 12 qualification in their respective country. Candidates should have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and must have passed the theory and practical test in each of these subjects as well as English in the qualifying examination.
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022– Number of Attempts
With amendments in 2018 for NEET 2022 eligibility criteria, the restrictions on the number of attempts for NEET was removed. Therefore there is no restriction on the number of attempts for NEET 2022. So, as per the NEET 2022 eligibility criteria, candidates will be allowed to appear for the entrance exam as many times as they would like to only if they are eligible.
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022- 15% All India Quota seats/Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC and AFMC Colleges
Aspirants who qualify for NEET 2022 exam can apply for the 15% All India Quota seats, 100% of the seats in Deemed universities as well as Central Universities, ESIC, and AFMC as well. This counselling for NEET will be conducted at an All India level by MCI.
J&K candidates are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats unless they have filled a self-declaration form to be submitted along with the NEET application form 2022. The self-declaration for NEET 2022 application form denotes that the candidate wishes to participate in the counselling for 15% All India Quota seats and would forgo the home state counselling in return. As per the NEET eligibility criteria, such candidates will be eligible for the seats of Deemed Universities, ESIC, and AFMC colleges.
The allotment for 85% seats of DU will be open to candidates who have completed Class 10 and 12 from Delhi while the Institutional Quota seats of AMU will be exclusively for AMU students only.
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022 - 85% State Quota seats
The 85% state quota seats mean seats in all government colleges of the states/union territories respectively. Counselling for such seats will be conducted by the respective state authorities. To apply for state quota seats, candidates must fulfil the NEET 2022 eligibility criteria laid down by each state or union territory authority and include domicile, conditions too
Admission to private medical and dental colleges through NEET will also be subject to the policies of the State/ Union Territory.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Age Limit, Qualification, Marks Required
Question: What is the eligibility criteria for NEET 2022?
The eligibility criteria of NEET 2022 are the conditions and guidelines pertaining to the qualifying exam, pass percentage required for the NEET exam, nationality, age limit, number of attempts, and such.
Question: Does class 12 marks matter for NEET 2022?
Class 12 marks are only mattered for the purpose of eligibility determination for NEET 2022.
Question: How many times can we give NEET?
With amendments in 2018 for NEET 2022 eligibility criteria, the restrictions on the number of attempts for NEET was removed. Therefore there is no restriction on the number of attempts for NEET 2022.
Question: Who specifies the NEET eligibility criteria 2022?
The National Testing Agency is the competent authority to release the NEET 2022 eligibility criteria for all medical aspiring candidates.
Question: How much percentage is required for MBBS in India?
The class 12 percentage required for NEET 2022 exam is separate for each category and can be listed as under. NEET eligibility marks in 12th to be considered are aggregate marks only for PCB subjects
UR - 50%,
OBC/SC/ST - 40%
PWD - 45%
Question: Who can give NEET exam?
NTA has laid down specific eligibility criteria for those who wish to write the NEET. Those candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria will be able to give the NEET exam. Those who will qualify the exam will be issued NEET scorecard.
Question: Is there any attempt limit for NEET 2022?
No, there is no attempt limit for NEET 2022. Candidates can appear for NEET any number of times. The upper age limit that was earlier present has also been removed by the authorities.
Question: What are the rules of NEET exam?
The authority has specified clear rules and regulations which a candidate must follow in order to be considered eligible for the admission procedure. The candidate can read rules mentioned in the information brochure that will help them abide by it.
Question: I have a gap year between Class 11 and 12. Will I be eligible for NEET 2022?
Yes, candidates with a gap year will be eligible for NEET 2022. Earlier, MCI made amendments to the “Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997” in which it was specified that a student must undergo continuous two years of study to become eligible to take NEET. However, this amendment was removed by the Delhi High Court and candidates with gap years can appear for NEET 2022 for now. The latest information brochure of NEET also specifies the same.
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Questions related to NEET
what is the last date of registration for neet 2022
As of now there is no any information released by NTA regarding NEET 2022 because till now NEET 2021 is even not completed and counselling is under process. So at this moment it would be too early to say any exact date about NEET 2022 but to give you an idea, if everything goes normally then we can expect NEET 2022 application to get started from the month of February/March 2022 but nothing is announced officially yet.
For latest updates you can check out the link given below :-
As you are preparing for NEET 2022 so I am enlisting down some best books for your preparation which you can use for your preparation :-
NCERT Physics Class XI & Class XII
Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
Objective Physics By DC Pandey
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
NCERT Biology Class XI and Class XII textbooks
Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
Objective Biology by Dinesh
Objective Botany by Ansari
Pradeep Guide on Biology
GR Bathla publications for Biology
NCERT Chemistry textbooks for Class XI and XII
Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
Dinesh Chemistry Guide
Practise books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)
For complete details kindly check out the link given below :-
You can also check out the NEET Knockout package for preparation of NEET 2022 from the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
i got 352 marks in neet sc candidate having telangana domicille will i get bds ,A cat seat in telangana
With Marks you have scored in the NEET 2021 Examination, it would be a tad difficult for you to get BDS seat in Government Dental college in Telangana, but you might get Management seat in Following Colleges -
• SVS DENTAL COLLEGE, MAHABUBNAGAR
• SRI SAI COLLEGE OF DENTAL SURGERY, VIKARABAD
• PANINEEYA MAHA VIDYALAYA INST OF DENTAL SCI
• MALLA REDDY INST OF DENTAL SCIENCES, HYD
• M.N.R. DENTAL COLLEGE, FASALWADI
• KAMINENI INST OF DENTAL SCI, NARKETPALLY
Cut-offs for colleges change every year depending upon several factors such as-
• Number of applicants in NEET exam
• NEET question paper difficulty level
• Score of the candidates in NEET 2021 result
• MBBS/BDS seat matrix 2021
Though it was expected that due to higher difficulty level of examination cut-off for colleges will decrease, but it turns out students have performed exceptionally well and the cut offs for colleges is expected to increase compared to last year.
For complete details about previous year cut offs of All the medical colleges in Telangana for MBBS and BDS and for different categories, kindly check out the link given below-
For more information about the colleges you would be expecting for your NEET 2021 score you can click on the following link -
The college predictor gives you a detailed report of all the top colleges that you have a fair chance for getting admission in. And from this suggested colleges list you are in a better position to make right decision while filling the choices of colleges during the Counseling process.
Also check out the MBBS companion - It is helpful for the Counseling & Admission process with Webinar sessions along with the college prediction for All India, Central, Deemed & State counseling.
I hope you find the answer helpful
in maharshtra neet counselling, suppose I get seat in 1 round and I have not filled retention form inorder to get betterment and I get betterment in 2 round then what procedure I have to do inorder to take admission in the allotted seat to me in 2 round(like taking document from old college..)?
If you have not filled the retention form before the last due date you would not be called for document verification and hence all the original documents will be with you only. However if you report to the allotted college and do not fill the retention form you can simply visit the college to get back all your certificates and documents.
Hope it helps!!
Is there a Second round for AP NEET UG 2021 COUNSELLING ? If so , is it possible to apply for second round without applying for the first?
See in the brochure released by Dr. NTRUHS, Vijaywada, there is no any point for rounds of counselling so it is considered that for now only single round would be conducted and if required then another round might get conducted but for now there is no information regarding another round of counselling. You can check out the complete information brochure from the link given below :-
Also note that last date to apply for NEET UG counselling of AP state quota is February 4th, 2022, so you can apply before the deadline from the official link given below :-
For more details kindly check out the link given below :-
To have a list of all those colleges which you can get based upon your marks, category, and state you can use NEET College Predictor because it will make you comfortable while choice filling in counselling :-
NEET 2021 Cut-off goes like :-
-->>> General - 50th percentile - 720-138 marks
-->>> SC/ST/OBC - 40th percentile - 137-108 marks
-->>> General-PwD - 45th percentile - 137-122 marks
-->>> SC/ST/OBC-PwD - 40th percentile - 121-108 marks
******* Only those candidates who have scored marks according to the above qualifying cut-offs in NEET UG 2021, would be eligible for counselling.
You can check out complete details regarding NEET qualifying cut-offs from the link given below :-
If you want to prepare further for NEET 2022 then to help you in your preparation we have some resources which you can access from the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
what is employment certificate in AP NEET UG 2021 state counseling?
Employment Certificate is issued by the company/employer of a firm as an evidence that the particular person had worked or has been working for a particular period of time. You need to provide your parent's Employment Certificate, if applicable, to claim Non-Local status during the counselling. Candidates whose parents are in the employment of this State or Central Government, Public Sector Corporation, Local Bodies, Universities and other similar quasi Public Institution within the State and Candidates who are spouses of those in the employment of the State or Central Government Public Sector Corporations, Local Bodies, Universities and educational institutions recognized by the Government or a University or Other competent authority and similar other quasi Government institutions within the State are eligible under 15% of the available seats, i.e. Un-reserved, if you are non-local and wants to seek admission under 15% unreserved category you need to provide your parent's Employment Certificate or spouse's employment certificate whichever is applicable in your case.